Good news for everyone who enjoyed the food sampled at the new Afghanistan booth at the Canada Day World Fair: Manija Shirzad is opening a food truck.
“People here aren’t too familiar with Afghani food. So I’ll make a new food for them with just enough spices that everyone can enjoy it.”
Shirzad served mantu, a meat dumpling topped with spiced tomato sauce, sour cream and dried herbs, to long lines of parade-goers alongside booths sharing food from Indonesia, Japan, Switzerland, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Thailand and Nigeria.
She moved to Fort St. John just over a year ago from Edmonton and is in the process of getting a business license. She’ll open for business as soon as possible.